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Germany tightens Covid-19 lockdown measures over Christmas

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Germany is to go into a hard lockdown over the Christmas period as the number of deaths and infections from the coronavirus reaches record levels.

Non-essential shops will close across the country from Wednesday, as will schools, with children to be cared for at home wherever possible.
Chancellor Angela Merkel blamed Christmas shopping for a "considerable" rise in social contacts.
The latest figures showed 20,200 more infections and a further 321 deaths.

The new lockdown will run from 16 December to 10 January. Announcing the move after meeting leaders of the country's 16 states, Mrs Merkel said there was "an urgent need to take action".

Restaurants, bars and leisure centres have already been closed since November, and some areas of the country had imposed their own lockdowns.

Under the national lockdown, essential shops, such as those selling food, will stay open, as can banks. Outlets selling Christmas trees can also continue trading. Hair salons are among the businesses which must close.

 

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At least they won't have to worry about the traditional Stabbings of Peace.
.2020 ( Xmas edition) at the , now cancelled, Christmas markets..

Covid-19 has been a boon and a fantastic distraction for the open borders gang like the Germans and their house boys in the Dail...
 
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Most of Germany shuts down over Christmas anyway. There will be much resistance from the east germans if lockdown stretches into January.
 
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Douglas Murray did a good hit job on her in the Mail today.

Blames her intransigence for the Brexit gridlock.
 

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Douglas Murray did a good hit job on her in the Mail today.

Blames her intransigence for the Brexit gridlock.
It's indicative of the lack of quality in the pool of challenger's for the Chancellorship.
But that's been part of her strategy over the years.
Any potential alternatives aren't visible.
 

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It's indicative of the lack of quality in the pool of challenger's for the Chancellorship.
But that's been part of her strategy over the years.
Any potential alternatives aren't visible.
Or that no one wants to pick up the poisoned chalice she has brewed !!!
 

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Or that no one wants to pick up the poisoned chalice she has brewed !!!
Load's of politicians who have ambition.
Few with ability and an understanding of the real priorities.
 
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